This is a study for a design which was ultimately published in the 'Dalziels' Bible Gallery' (1881). Like many of the artists involved in the project Sandys seems to have begun working on the design around 1865. The pose of this figure suggests that this is an early study for Jacob. In the final version Jacob kneels on only one knee with his head tilted further to one side.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frederick Sandys -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904
282 Brighton Museum and Art Gallery 1974-05-07 - 1974-07-14
282 Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield 1974 - 1974


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd., Derby p.384
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
Betty Elzea 2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service no. 2.B.77, p. 225.


Acquired by Charles Fairfax Murray before June 1895.

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Name Type
Dalziel Brothers Published by

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